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Comment: Re:The UK Government Are Massively Out Of Touch (Score 1) 191

by Computershack (#49509803) Attached to: Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference

with the rest of the UK.

They seem mostly to be concerned with protecting peadophiles rather than their constituants. Our politicians are the only people I am aware of that are anti-Assange.

The vast majority of the UK don't give two shits about Assange assuming they have heard of him at all with most know nothing more than he's some bloke from the internet who is holed up in some Embassy because of some reason or another.

Comment: Re: This sh*t again? (Score 1) 247

by Computershack (#49477755) Attached to: EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges

Yes, it's the EU market... For the moment. The transatlantic treaty will take care of that. How cute for the euro-peons to believe they have some measure of leverage and then cut off their own throat by siding with the US against Russia. :)

The GDP of the EU is the highest of any market in the world, $1trillion more than the USA. The EU has absolutely tons of leverage.

Comment: Re:No they can't ignore consumer protections (Score 3, Informative) 247

by Computershack (#49477731) Attached to: EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges

Unfortunately (for you) Google is in a position to play hardball, unlike Microsoft who needed to sell stuff to the EU. What's the EU going to do, block Google? Good luck with that.

The EU is the richest market in the world. Its GDP is more than that of the USA by more than $1Trillion, its population almost double. Google will not want to be blocked in the richest trading bloc in the world.

Comment: Re:No they can't ignore consumer protections (Score 2) 247

by Computershack (#49477711) Attached to: EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges

Their business practices in an industry where you are not required to use their product, there is no physical cost and no time lost.

However because of Google's dominance in search it has got to the point that if you don't appear in their results its as if you don't exist on the internet.

Comment: No social skills (Score 1) 700

by Computershack (#48978523) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Pros and Cons of Homeschooling?
School isn't just about learning subjects. Its about learning about your society, how to interact with other people in the country you live in. Every single kid I've met who has been homeschooled has been weird. They've all been completely socially inept. They don't know how to interact properly and whilst they may be very clever in the subjects they've been learning, are completely oblivious about the majority of things going on around them at the time. Whilst these parents think they're protecting their kids, they're actually in my opinion harming them irreversibly. They'll eventually leave mothers bosom and go into a world completely unequipped to deal with the society they live in and it'll cause them real problems and hold them back.
Supplementing schooling with home schooling is great. Completely replacing it if you're the kind of parent who doesn't let your kid out to play with the other kids on the street is doing them massive harm.

Comment: Re:And pigs will fly ... (Score 1) 132

BT are always promising faster speeds and new rollouts, but you can bet your nelly that the only ones who are going to receive such a service are people in the big cities (with London usually being about a year before the next recipients). It really is a British disease to regularly promise faster, better and cheaper ... and then do sweet A once the easy pickings are taken from the tree.

I live in a rural area even more rural than where you do. Its an area 1.5 times the size of the inner M25 with a population of just 200,000. We have no city, the largest town has a population of just 33,000, the population of my town is 11,000. We've had 76mbit FTTC for nearly 2 years now.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.

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